Shopping Guide

How Much Does A Good Quality Sofa Cost?

It's best to start saving up for a comfy piece

Original Article: Real Living Team Photography: Miguel Nacianceno and Michael Angelo Chua (Main Photos)

Are you one of the many who enjoy quick naps in the living area? If you take pleasure in power naps, movie marathons, and simply cozying up with a good book in this part of the home, having a quality sofa that’s sturdy yet inviting is a must. Planning to invest in a new one? It pays to know the price range of the best sofas in stores today. Interior designer Vera Villarosa-Orila shares these tips:

Q: We are looking for a new sofa. What’s a reasonable price range for a good-quality piece?

A: The price of a good sofa can range from P25, 000 to more than P120, 000. This will depend on the brand and the type of materials used. Things to consider when buying a sofa are the upholstery, foam, springs, and frame. Choose fabric that is durable but isn’t rough on your skin.

Upholstery must be firm because the softer types bought at a lower price range tend to sag easily. For springs, the eight-way hand-tied kind is best. And lastly, for the frame, choose kiln-dried hardwood. Anything made of particle board, plastic, or even pinewood is not of good quality.

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This snippet originally appeared in the June 2016 issue of Real Living Magazine.

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